How are you?” “Finer than frog hair, Kevin.” According to What Siri Is Saying, those are two examples of responses you might get from Siri. For those of you who somehow have avoided the Apple PR juggernaut, Siri is a voice-operated assistance interface, available only on the iPhone 4S. You can ask Siri a question, or ask it (her?) to perform a variety of tasks, such as setting an alarm, sending a text, or getting a definition. Of course, much like the sometimes humorous responses from the iPhone’s autocorrect feature, Siri sometimes returns a funny answer. What Siri Is Saying has collected many of those responses, and allows readers to vote and comment on them. If you’re quick, you might even win a prize by submitting your own Siri question – even if you don’t have an iPhone 4S.
To enter the competition you have to follow the site on Twitter or ‘like’ it on Facebook, and then submit your questions in one of the methods spelled out in the contest details. The entry at the top of the site’s leaderboard will win a £100 Amazon voucher. The contest ends Friday, December 2, at 13.00 GMT, so you’ll have to get right on it.
What about what’s on the site now? The site is no Damn You Autocorrect, as the responses are a bit hit and miss. Some aren’t funny at all, while others are worth a chuckle. For example, directing Siri to “Talk Dirty to Me” might garner the response, “Humus. Compost. Pumice. Silt. Gravel.” I’ll let you judge for yourself.
Are you using Siri? Do you have any funny or strange Siri stories to share? If so, let us know in the comments.